how did u guys revise for a level psychology Watch

gurlll
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 11 months ago
#1
just wondering about different technqiues et. any tips nd advice wud be helpful
0
reply
Maimuna_May
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#2
Report 11 months ago
#2
I did Psychology at AS Level last year. The teacher was really intense and I worked my butt off but I managed to receive an A at AS Level.
My general advice is to go over the content once it's been covered in class, not at the end when exams are imminent. I also made a revision timetable detailing specific days when I would be revising Psychology and when to do them. That way, I would revise without wasting my time.

I also did so many questions for revision. Because it was a new specification, there weren't many past papers available but the textbook I had provided many types of questions ranging from 3 marks to 12. Doing these tested my knowledge and I became harsh in my own marking as a means to improve.
I also attempted papers under timed conditions. One of the biggest issues in my exams is timing, and I still have this problem to this day, but doing past papers under timed conditions not only tests your knowledge but your time management. This really paid off because I finished both exams within the given time.

As for notes, it's mostly up to you, but I find making coloured notes and keeping a folder kept my organisation up to scratch. As for answering questions, I strictly kept to a PEEL structure (Point, Evidence, Explain, Link). With that structure, I was able to ensure that not only I was placing the correct content within the answer, but I was also answering the question at hand.

Hope that helps!
2
reply
gurlll
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#3
Report Thread starter 11 months ago
#3
(Original post by Maimuna_May)
I did Psychology at AS Level last year. The teacher was really intense and I worked my butt off but I managed to receive an A at AS Level.
My general advice is to go over the content once it's been covered in class, not at the end when exams are imminent. I also made a revision timetable detailing specific days when I would be revising Psychology and when to do them. That way, I would revise without wasting my time.

I also did so many questions for revision. Because it was a new specification, there weren't many past papers available but the textbook I had provided many types of questions ranging from 3 marks to 12. Doing these tested my knowledge and I became harsh in my own marking as a means to improve.
I also attempted papers under timed conditions. One of the biggest issues in my exams is timing, and I still have this problem to this day, but doing past papers under timed conditions not only tests your knowledge but your time management. This really paid off because I finished both exams within the given time.

As for notes, it's mostly up to you, but I find making coloured notes and keeping a folder kept my organisation up to scratch. As for answering questions, I strictly kept to a PEEL structure (Point, Evidence, Explain, Link). With that structure, I was able to ensure that not only I was placing the correct content within the answer, but I was also answering the question at hand.

Hope that helps!
thank you sooooooooo much thats rlly helpful!
1
reply
elondon19
Badges: 7
Rep:
?
#4
Report 11 months ago
#4
(Original post by gurlll)
just wondering about different technqiues et. any tips nd advice wud be helpful
Definitely do loads of past papers and practice questions wherever you can. I did A Level Psychology last year and was aiming for an A/B but only got a C because I didn't do any past question practice since we didn't have any Also, it varies for each exam board but our Edexcel one focused loads on Research Methods, which neither us or our teachers paid enough attention to. We also structured our essays in GRAVE - Generalisability, Reliability, Application, Validity and Evidence + conclusion - For the Studies. And EAST - Evidence, Application, Shortcomings and Alternative + conclusion - For the Theories. I also used the website: 'Psychology Wizard' which was super useful as it caters to A level Psychology.
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

University open days

  • University of Hertfordshire
    All Subjects Undergraduate
    Sat, 22 Feb '20
  • Ravensbourne University London
    Undergraduate Open Day Undergraduate
    Sat, 22 Feb '20
  • Sheffield Hallam University
    Get into Teaching in South Yorkshire Undergraduate
    Wed, 26 Feb '20

People at uni: do initiations (like heavy drinking) put you off joining sports societies?

Yes (369)
67.21%
No (180)
32.79%

Watched Threads

View All
Latest
My Feed